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Friday, April 15, 2016

~ Spiraling ~

Good Morning Friends & Folk ~

it seems like Spring has finally decided to stay for a while now…
and I am so happy for the warmer temps & sunshine!

since the weather has been so nice, I have been trying to work a little outside more ~
here is my progress on
" Bee Witched" 

you can see that I've made small spirals from contrasting wools for her skirt…
purple & burnt orange make a nice combination :)

… they aren't stitched on yet,
 but have pins through them to hold them together whilst I play with 
adjust them where I'd like to them to be…
{apologies for the blur}

I'm liking how I have them placed, 
so now I will begin stitching them down.

Once the spirals are stitched down onto my rug linen, 
I've hooked around them using an awesome hand dyed yellowish & black boucle wool
that looks like tiny polka dots when hooked…

I've used this same wool throughout the tall & wonky beeskep too ~
this ties the whole design together and makes for a rug with character & movement.

I'va also used the same grey/blue wools for her hat, 
the 'door' to the beeskep and the beeskep's legs for more balance there.

I've begun hooking her top with two different purple wools, 
one is a hand dyed and the other is an as-is texture with many subtle colors throughout.

I'll bring the purple wools down into her skirt next,
most likely in the planned-random striped style that I've hooked her top.
so far so good!

 Then it will be on to the background ~
not sure what color yet, 
but I am thinking dark wools 
to make those saturated colors I've used really pop.


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has resumed it's normal hours once again and will be open 
Today {friday} ~ 10:00 - 3:00
Tomorrow {saturday} ~ 10:00 - 3:00

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~ Blessings from the Farm ~


Charlene ♥ SC said...

Are you hooking on the porch? It's breezy and cool this morning, but the sunshine is gorgeous. Dear little girl on your rug!

Nancy D. said...

The little brown-eyed hedge witch is coming along enchantingly! Love the spirals…what a unique touch! So much texture and color…just like life in the garden. Have a magickal day, Lori!

Lurena Sheary Williamson said...

Ooooooo! She is yummy. Love the colors and that texture. So magical

Penny said...

Another fabulous piece! Your choice of colors can't be beat... and oh, that spiraling!

marly said...

Fabulous fabulous fabulous. Love the spirals and outline. The colors, her hem, the beeskep, the bee.

NMK said...

She is So Cute !!!! Will you offer that as a pattern too ????

Kim Van De Riet said...

I wondered how that was done! It's going to be so cute finished... you are an inspiration Lori!

Kim Van De Riet said...

I wondered how that was done! It's going to be so cute finished... you are an inspiration Lori!

Jacqueline said...

She is coming to life...can you explain how you stitch the spirals onto the backing?

elaine allerton said...

Lori,,, love ur rug hooking,,,, ur getting lots done,,,, love all the textures u are using,,,,, have a good weekend at the shop,,,,

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